Sunday, October 30, 2011

Learning Highlights 10/24-11/4

  • measuring and classifying angles (acute, obtuse, right, adjacent, reflex)
  • identifying, classifying, drawing and defining triangles (equilateral, scalene, and isosceles)
  • geometric properties of polygons
  • identify, describe, and create tessellations 
To watch an interactive video on any of the above math concepts, go here and type in the concept in the search box in the upper right hand corner.  

Communication Arts: 
  •  emergency drill essay; thank-you letter to Rotary Club of Springfield
  • letter-writing to pen pals
  • book clubs
    • independent blog reflections & book club members commenting
    • deciding upon and meeting reading goal 
    • presenting and discussing jobs
      • vocabulary enricher- develop vocabulary using context clues and/or dictionary
      • discussion director- questioning
      • illustrator - visualizing 
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH- class read aloud
  • verbs- action, linking, helping
  • light energy (possibly mechanical energy as well)
  • predicting and measuring mass of Oreos

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